Dairy Farmers of Canada

Spirulina-Infused Ice Cream

Dive into summer with this homemade ice cream made with spirulina with a super taste. So, get those good summer vibes going! 😎

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Freezing: 6 hours
Yields 6


  • Sweet Furikake Seasoning
  • 9 tablespoons (135 ml) sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (90 ml) sesame seeds
  • 3 sheets unseasoned nori
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) bonito flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7 ml) sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pepper, coarse black
  • Spirulina Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) spirulina powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Canadian evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (500 ml) Canadian heavy cream
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Canadian sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sesame oil
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Sweet Furikake Seasoning:

Heat sugar in a medium saucepan or non-stick skillet on medium heat.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Pour onto a parchment-lined sheet pan or silicone baking mat.

Cool completely.

Break caramel into pieces. Put aside.

Place sesame seeds, nori and bonito flakes in food processor. Pulse until well blended and coarsely ground.

Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.

Place caramel pieces in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely crumbled.

Add to bowl with sesame seed mixture, stirring to mix well. Set aside.

Spirulina Ice Cream

Mix spirulina powder and evaporated milk in a small bowl with a wire whisk to dissolve spirulina. Set aside.

Place cream in blender container; cover. Blend on high until stiff peaks form, about 20 to 25 seconds. Make sure not to over-mix, which could turn it into butter.

Add remaining ingredients and spirulina mixture. Blend on high until well blended and slightly thickened, scraping down sides as needed.

Pour into a freezer-safe container.

Gently stir in 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the Sweet Furikake Seasoning.

Cover with plastic wrap, pressing directly onto surface.

Freeze at least 6 hours or until firm.

Serve Spirulina Ice Cream sprinkled with remaining Sweet Furikake Seasoning.

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